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MUSIC LEGEND B.B. KING WINS 14th GRAMMY®

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(Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 8, 2006)—Blues legend B.B. King (www.bbking.com), who recently turned 80, has won his 14th GRAMMY® Award. King, who won his first GRAMMY® in 1970, again won the “Best Traditional Blues Album” prize at today’s Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles for his “BB King & Friends-80” (UME/Geffen). This is the ninth time that the “King of […]

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B.B. King 80th Birthday Tour Auctions!

B.B. King 80th Birthday Tour Auctions!

Now is your opportunity to see B.B. King live in concert and meet the highly acclaimed Grammy Award winner in person after the show! These auctions also benefit several charities, so you’ll be able to see B.B. King live and help out some worthy charities in the process! The B.B. King 80th Birthday Tour Auction Package includes: Two (2) tickets […]

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The reviews for ’80’ are rolling in!

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There are so many great reviews of B.B. newest CD ’80’ and news stories about what he’s been up to lately, that we thought we’d put them all in one place for you. Enjoy! Rolling Stone Orlando Sentinel Blogcritics.org NPR.org Daily Chronicle St. Louis Post Dispatch Hampton Roads Daily Press Reuters/Yahoo!

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New duets album of Blues standards

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B.B. KING BRINGS TOGETHER ERIC CLAPTON, ELTON JOHN, SHERYL CROW, JOHN MAYER AND OTHERS FOR B.B KING & FRIENDS – 80, NEW DUETS ALBUM OF BLUES STANDARDS TO CELEBRATE THE BLUES GREAT’S 80TH BIRTHDAY In honor of B.B. King’s 80th birthday on September 16, “The King of the Blues” will celebrate the occasion with a few of his musical compatriots […]

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Stretch of Highway Named for B.B. King

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Motorists driving on a stretch of U.S. 61 in Tennessee will be traveling the B.B. King Highway. A ceremony noting a name change for the highway was held last week at the Beale Street nightclub that also bears King’s name. The 79-year-old famed bluesman was on hand, but without the guitar he calls Lucille. “I’m not very good at talking […]

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B.B. King Breaks Ground on His Museum

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Blues icon B.B. King joined local and state dignitaries Friday for the groundbreaking of a $10 million museum honoring him in a Mississippi Delta town where he used to live. King said he was “happy and nervous” about festivities and said he hopes the museum, as a whole, will inspire a new generation of musicians and artists. “It will be […]

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Boss of the blues

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For B.B. King, the concerts have been reduced as the years — almost 80 — have piled up. But there’s one thing that is as indisputable as his stinging guitar solos: He still rules. B.B. King turns 80 this year, and he sounds every minute of it in the opening moments of a phone conversation from a New York hotel […]

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NEW $10 MILLION MUSEUM TO HONOR B.B. KING

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Beginning in 2007, Last Brick Cotton Gin in Miss. Will House Blues Legend’s Legacy (Indianola, Miss., April 4, 2005) What becomes a legend most? How about his own museum? That’s what blues great and 13-time GRAMMY® winner B.B. King (www.bbking.com), renowned for his facile playing on the guitar famously known as “Lucille,” will get in his home state of Mississippi, […]

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B.B. KING KICKS OFF 80TH BIRTHDAY YEAR

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MUSIC LEGEND, 13-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER B.B. KING KICKS OFF 80TH BIRTHDAY YEAR WITH A MUSEUM, CD, WORLD TOUR, TV SPECIAL (Los Angeles, Calif., March 2, 2005)—What becomes a legend most? How about his own museum? That’s what music legend and 13-time GRAMMY® winner B.B. King (www.bbking.com) will get in his home state of Mississippi. It’s an 80th birthday gift of […]

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Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame

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B.B. King and Eric Clapton are inducting Buddy Guy into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14th in NYC. Paul Shaffer’s band is the house band, and a performance by all three is scheduled.

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